october, 2021

06oct1:30 pm2:30 pm1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: Eliminating a Barrier: Fair Housing and Advocacy for Housing Applicants with Criminal Histories

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT)

Presenter:
Glenda Moyer, Eastern Oregon Education and Outreach Specialist, Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Description:
Criminal history can be a barrier for some when trying to secure housing. And yet many people with disabilities who have criminal history and people of color continue to face fair housing discrimination. When criminal history is directly related to a disability or when a housing applicant can provide information about a positive shift or change in their criminal behavior, housing providers should consider the applicant. This session will provide advocates information on how to submit reasonable accommodation requests when assisting those with disabilities when related to their criminal record. Criminal history screening for housing has a disparate impact on communities of color due to inequality in the criminal justice system. We will learn about HUD’s 2016 guidance around people’s right to ask for individual consideration regarding their background.  


Workshop: Making Upgrades Count: Helping Residents Make the Most of Their New Energy Efficient Homes

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT)

Moderator:
Kristen Bellows, Marketing Lead, OHCS Multifamily Energy Program

Panelists:
Julia Sinex, Technical Manager, OHCS Multifamily Energy Program
Clayton Crowhurst, Housing Developer, Northwest Housing Alternatives
James Snowcarp, Maintenance Technician, Sunnyslope Manor, Cascade Management

Description:
Criminal history can be a barrier for some when trying to secure housing. And yet many people with disabilities who have a criminal history and people of color continue to face discrimination when trying to access housing. When criminal history is directly related to a disability or when a housing applicant can provide information about a positive shift or change in their criminal behavior, housing providers should consider the applicant. This session will provide advocates information on how to submit reasonable accommodation requests when assisting those with disabilities when related to their criminal record. In addition, we’ll cover disparate impact for people of color regarding criminal history and how letters of explanation can assist with obtaining housing.

Time

(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

About

Housing Oregon works to ensure all Oregonians have a healthy and stable place to live. Housing Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8427Portland, OR 97207

Contact

Brian HoopAssociation Directorbrian@housingoregon.org503-475-6056

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